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MARCHM 

1908 


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clusively for the United States, Motion Picture Films made by the following companies: 

II ENGLISH FACTORIES: 

Paris ! GAUMONT . . . London 

Paris UF.BAN=E.CLIPSE 

Paris i WARWICK . . . . 

Paris ITALIAN FACTORIES: 

Paris CARLO ROSSI .... 

Paris 1 AMBROSIO 


FRENCH FACTORIES: 

GAUMONT .... 

URBAN-ECLIPSE 

LUX .... 

RALEIGH & ROBERTS 

THEOPHILE PATHE 

AQUILA 


The product of these'makers will be sold without discrimination until further notice to rental exchanges and exhibitors. 

FILMS ARE SOLD OUTRIGHT WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS AS TO THEIR USE. 

In view of existing trade conditions we do not ask standing orders for every subject which we import, but quote a uni¬ 
form price to all rental exchanges upon all films which we sell irrespective of quantity. 

Our exclusive foreign films in hand not yet placed upon the market: 

GAUMONT. 


Feet. 

Two Tramps . 41.7 

The New Bill Poster.264 

The Lightning Cabby..317 

Magic Duster.350 

The Novelist of Today.510 

The Magic of Music .490 

A Student’s Revenge.387 

Peculiar Pumpkins ..477 

Prodigal Son’s Return.284 

The Inspector’s Trick .567 

DownfaU of Burglar Trust.487 

It Freezes .394 

Son-in-Law’s Nightmare .517 

Inexperienced Cabby .397 

Forest to Fireside.934 

Trip to Norway.677 

URBAN-ECLIPSE. 

The Fly Paper. 134 

Catch Your Own Fish.350 

Juvenile Scientist.350 

The Little Sweep.377 

The Runaway Cab .300 

Village Fire Brigade.367 

Pancakes . 200 

His Daughter’s Voice.357 

Student’s Joke on Porter.327 

Drama in the Alps.474 

Guide’s Sweetheart ..450 

Boy’s Larks .200 


Additional shipments will 


7.469 


LUX. Feet. 

The Wife’s Head.300 

Miracle of the Statue.. . . ; 307 

Money Bag. 650 

Seamstress’ Romance.514 

Accommodating Policemen.440 

Wanderings of a Mattress.180 


ROSSI. 

Cook Wins .294 

Electric Sword .310 

Good-Hearted Sailor .634 

Eccentricity of a Wheel.207 


AMBROSIO. 

Custom Officer’s Pull..274 


THEO. PATHE. 

The Photographer’s Trick .384 

Drama in the Forest .. ..6(Jo 

Drama in the Circus .:.600 


AQUILA. 

Attack on the Mail Carrier.500 

TOTAL NUMBER OF NEW SUBJECTS 


BlOQRAPH PATENTS 












































































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The iShotit HJoRiLiD 

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AMUSEMENT WEEKLY 

Published at 87 5outh Clark 5treet, Chicago, by The iShoiij HIorld PublisbiDy Co;f 

Entered as Second-aass Matter \NARREN A.PATR/CK, OeNERAlDiRECTOR. 

June 25,1907 under the Act of Congress of March 3 , 1879 . 



folume II—No. 12 . 


CHICAGO 


March 14, 1908 


IVE SHOW NOTES. OF ALL SORTS 



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WEEK OF MARCH 8, TORONTO, CANADA 

The Jersey Lillies Extravaganza Conipany| 


CORA SALISBURY “?SS' 


MUDMAN PANKLl 

Has been SCULPTURING IN ICE for the last Eight? 

ADDRESS, Wej 


ADDRESS. Western Vaudeville Managers’ Association 

FRANK “SLIVERS” OAKLEY 


EMPEROR OF THE REALM OF FOLLY. IN VAUDEVILLE i "i 


HARRY NEWMAN 


CHARACTER 


THE, BUCKE,YE, TRIO 

A Laughing Hit on the Interstate Circuit 

PER AD. THE SHOW WORLD. CHICAGO 


HEBERT & ROGERS, 




























































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New and Second-Hand Opera Chairs. 





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Concessionaires ^ ^ ^Bargain 

= FOR SAUE==^= 


A COMPLETE SET OF 

I wmil H MONEy-NAKlNC com 


lORS FOR LAUGHING GALLERY 

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COSTUME t 


Amateurs. gi;“SS VAN HORN 

^SON/^Kf’- 


™ The GusSun Booking 
Exchange Co. 

S -aus SUN, S,l. Agent 

NEW SUN THEATRE, - SPRINGFIELD, OHIO 


Pacific Coast 
Amusement 
Company 



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PLAYS AND PLAYERS 

Canadian Amateurs In Contest. 

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LICENSING OF MOVING 
PICTURE OPERATORS 

BY AL. G. GILLIGHAM 



OUR PRICES 

NO I hI^^R [than ever before 

(IN FACT MUCH CHE,APE,R) 

But Our Films arc Better than Ever Before 


1000 feet change 3 times a week . $18.00 

1000 “ “ 4 “ “ “ . . 22.00 

1000 “ “ 5 “ “ “ . . 26.00 

1000 “ “ 6 " “ “ . . 30.00 

1000 “ “ 7 _ 34 00 


NOW THEN THAT THAT POINT H SETTLED IT IS A QUESTION OF 

FILMS 

The stock of Films from which your Program will be selected con¬ 
sists of the Very Best American and Foreign makes (especially Pathe). 

No Special Charge for Peaiure Films, including Passion Play. 
RHEOSTATOS guaranteed to save from 50 fo to 75% of Current, $55, 

Chicago Film Exchange 

PIONEER FILM RENTERS 


^WANTED^ 

ANIMAL SHOW, IGGOROTE VILLAGE, INDIAN 
CAMP; OR FIRST-CLASS PAY SHOWS OF THIS 
CHARACTER CAN FILL IN THE PARK SEASON 
AT THESE WELL KNOWN RESORTS: FOREST 
PARK HIGHLANDS, ST. LOUIS; FONTAINE 
FERRY PARK, LOUISVILLE; FOREST PARK 
KANSAS CITY, MO„ AND EAST END PARK, 
MEMPHIS. ADDRESS 

JOHN D. TIPPETT, 

2a San Francisco No. 5, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO 

After April I, FOREST PARK, Kansas City, Mo. 


‘"CHEER UP” 

DO YOU WANT MONEY? 

OREGORV’S ^^I^ro'ErTT^FORY^^^^^^^ 

iSISSSrfHE SIEGE OF JERICHO 

‘o^ry^FrankUn George^e^^iPPrS^ OffL^f 


R.&W 


Sketches Bring Down 
the House Every Time 

Written to order or 
^ can ^supply immediately 

H Pwi.'D°e7rShTi Vorld^ 



er hotel in the country; every 

TAYLOR, 
































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March 14, 


MOVING PICTURE MEN 
INDORSE INDEPENDENT 
MOVEMENT IN CHICAGO 




MR. PARK & AIR DOME MANAGER 


UHE RylYMOND=TRICEY STOCK CO. 
All Royalty Bins==No Old Book Plays^=No Pirated Dramas 



Aaaress nuw. kayiviui-nu 
Mgr. Prof. Dept. The 5 how World, 


PARK MANAGERS 



ANY SPACE, TO LET IN YOUR PARK? 


I have a lot of peop le^^ng right. Let meheyon r 

WILLIAM H. OESTERLE 1402 BROADWAY, N.Y. 


“I Just Can’t Stand Prosperity” 

By Harrison Stewart and J. T. Brymn. 

Newest and Best Comic Song of the Year. JUST OUT! 

Send for the big Thompson List of Hits. 
THOMPSON MUSIC CO., 40 Grand Opera House, CHICAGO 


MILLER-^costumer 


ARTHUR SANDERS 






























































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SPLKNDID SELIQ SUBJECT TO BE RELEASED THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1908. 

SHAMUS O’BRIEN 


THE ‘BOLD BOY OF GLENG^LL 


Thrilling Irish Drama. A Motographic Masterpiece Equal in Every Way to Our Recent Dramatic Productions. 

A FINE SUBJECT FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY AND WEEK. Length 950 feet. 

Recent Selig Successes: The Two Orphans, Monte Cristo, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The French Spy. 

43=43 PECK CO UR T, I 
CHICAGO. 


The Selig Polyscope Co. 


lEWS OF ALL SORTS 



'iSchecon „ade n,an warm frie da ClaSSified DepET' 



RICHMOND HOTEL’S 

NEW ARRIVALS, WEEK MAR. 9 


Clark and Kinzie Sts., CMICAQO 

AL,. a. PUYINIV, Proprietor 

TO THE AGENTS:—Phone 628.S Central if in need 
of any of undersigned performers. 

Vaudeville: Boby Rankin, Ames and Feathers, Lassad-d Brothers, Musical 
Mag-nets, Ahern & Baxter, Dan Baker, Rae Filburn, John Cody, Bob Francisco, 
Charles Greiner, Bob Smith, Allaire & Lind, John H. Byrne, Tom Fortune, Tom 
.Smith, Jennie Bently, Hughes & Trainor, 'Earl Kerne, John Woltjen, Texas 
Schultz, Scottish Dancers, Fern & Mack, Blssett & Scott, Cliff F " — '' 



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HA WA II^ N m A^ONDS 




Read ThisSSRead This 


3 GENTENNIALS-1 COUNTY FAIR-A FEW OLD 


: WEEKS, 


ludes the Queen’s County Fair at Astoria, N. Y., May 25-30. 

The Tomasso Amusement Co. 
WANTED 




FI L.MS 



FOR REINT 

HARSTN & CO. 


EAST 14T 
NEW YORK 




CALL 



VITAGRAPH, FILMS 

Ready for the Exhibitor 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1908 

For He’s a JoHy Good Feliow 













































THE SHOW WORLD 


~ I filings ^Aicaira’al in d~mpirc Q'th] j /, 

J\-cuj Wanagf r, ,§l)ow iVorld. 



INDEPENDENT FILM EXCHANGE 
=Z:DfCHICAGDC 




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1 609=10 Masonic tj e m p I e 


e we are at the top o 


we belong- to any combination. We are free to buy films- from ] 


Licensed to Buy, Sell or Rent, Under the Bio¬ 
graph Patents, the Following Makes: 


Very few of these subjects have be 
their high quality and price. We o 


7 Changes per Weei^ = $25.00 





















































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Take it from Me, Mr. Manager, 
you'll be tickled with that 
BRAND NEW FEATURE 
FILM, known as the- - - 

“Great 
Goebel 
Tragedy” 

a n 

“Trials of Caleb Powers” 




Last week was the first time I advertised it and I wish you 
could see the orders piling in. Dozens of houses have ordered it 
without even asking the price. That shows what confidence my 
customers have in me¬ 


lt won't do any harm to write for particulars! 

(you can’t get this film from anyone on earth but me.) 


CARL LAEMMLE, President 

3 LAEMMLE FILM SERVICE 


196-198 LAKE STREET, CHICAGO 

Offices Completely Equipped with New Films, Machines, Etc., at 



THE KANSAS & OKLAHOMA 
GRAND CIRCUIT 

Starts at Blackwell. July 28, 29, 30 and 31 

For Sale 

Gbb Boveltj Worts 


A. E. Meyers 

167 Dearborn St., Chicago 

If You Want the Good Time, See Me 

wanted Conc.^.sions^for Park 

Wanted Woman 

Good Teeth Worker on 
Twisting Rope; ^“1=? 

Mte J.fl.8..Tlie81iow WorM, diicago 


BUUMHARD 

POSTER AND MAP MOUNTER 

38 So. 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

|S|s3s=$i 


C. W. PARKER, Abilene, Kan. 

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THE SHOW WORLD 


Richardson Racing Skates 


won all the money and 

Diamond Medals i 
the recent World' 
Championship Rol# 

ler Skating Races at Pittsburg and Cincinnati. First, second and third in 
final event. The same old story. Have held all World’s records for 24 years. 

regular rink skates embody the same scientific construction as our racers. All pi_ 

nent skaters, fast or fancy, use the Richardson, and all of the largest and most succej 
ful rinks in America are equipped with them. We supply everything pertaining to 
rink business. Write for catalogue. 


Richardson Ball Bearing Skate Co. 


499 and 501 Wells Street. CHICAGO m 



«« sillies 

wee™attract^'a vei-y^iarfe°attendance mS 


THE, RINK NE,WS 


JU3T OUT. SEND FOR COPY. PUBUSHED MONTHLY. 

Subscription, $i.oo a year. loc a copy. 

UP-TO-DATE ICE AND ROLLER SKATING RINK 
NtWS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD 


RINK NEWS PUB. CO., YORK, PA. 







THE BEST ICE AND ROLLER SKATES 

^Winslow’s Rink Skates forfifty years hare been 
— noted for speed, durability and beauty, Are popu¬ 
lar with skaters because they wear longer and cost 
less for repairs. Ball bearing and plain. Onrnew 
illustrated catalogues are free. Write for a copy. 

The Samuel Winslow skate mfg. Co. 

Worcester, Masa. U. 8. A. 

84-86Chambers St.,N.Y.8 Lona Lane, E.C., Louie 


No. 999 ^‘Hy=Spede” Racer 



The Fastest Skate on Earth 

Write for Catalogue. 


CYCLE SKATE CO. 

39 Park St., New York City 


BEST AND CHEAPEST 

MUSIC “ 

ssi 



dear at any price. 

The Lyon & Healy 
Military Band Organ 

represents a full brass band, 
perfect in instrunientatio% 


plays in faultless time and;' 
does not get out of order. 

3, from the smallest up. Easy time payments. 

The Lyon & Healy Electric Pianos, sweetest in tone 
and most durable, patented safety nickel in the slot 
device. 

The Famous Lyon & Healy Orchestrions equal to 
ten to twenty bigb-class musicians. 


Send for our big free catalogue. Lowest prices in America on 
Automatic Musical Instruments of the highest musical value 
and of guaranteed durability. Mention this paper. 


LYON 6 HEALY 

CHICAGO, ILL. 


EARL REYNOLDS & NELLIE DONEOAN 


SKATERS 

ENGAGED ANNA HELD COMPANY INDEFINITELY 


THE COMBINATION ACT THAT HAS BEEN AND IS NOW THE 


Biggest Hit and Sensation 
Broadway Has Seen in Years 

















































THE SHOW WORLD 


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foLl band cardboard 

ORGANS 


■THE BOY DETECTIVE” LENGTH 



BIOGRAPH FILMS 


-A TMRIUUER- 


THE BOY DETECTIVE’ 


500 FEET 


The Very Latest and Best 

FILMS FOR RENT 

Quality Very Best 


Kleine Optical Company. 
Williams, Brown & Earle. 
Society Italian “Cines.” 
American Mutoscope & Bio 
graph Co. 


Write for Our Descriptive Circuiars. Get on Our Maii List and Keep Posted 

All Pioturas ars Mada with Our Celebrated liograph Camaras. Our Films Run an any Machine 

American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. 

1 1 EAST 14.TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY 

PACIFIC COAST BRANCH 116 NORTH BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES, CAL. 

KLEINE OPTICAL CO., CHICAGO, SPECIAL SELLING AGENTS 




REGENT BIOGRAPH HITS; 

542 ft. 
938 It. 
717 ft. 


The Yellow Peril 
The Princess in the Vase 
The Snow IVIan - 
Bobby’s Kodak - 
Classmates 
Lonesome Junction - 
Falsely Accused - - 
Professional Jealousy 
Mr. Gay and Mrs. - - 
Dr. Skinum 
The Elopement - 
Wife Wanted - - 

Love Microbe 


518 ft. 


609 ft. 
762 ft 
592 ft 
693 ft 
848 f 
670 1 


The Boy Detective. 


We will protect our 
customers and those of 
our licensees against 
patent litigation in the 
use of our licensed 
films. 


THE 

Moving Picture Operator 

ETTl^EORGE d.C^ILMORE._ 



JENNIE HOUGHTON 

ROLLER SKATER 


THE O’KAROS 

A SKATINO TEAM UNEXCELLED 
the 0»KAROs!^Lor22! °N.™i.S?COLUMBUS.O. 

R E X O 

p THE, RE,NOWNED SKATORIAL ARTIST 
E-DWARD REXO. 1024 Hall St.. GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. 



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1 The GirlWhoSaysThinqs^"'^ 


1 j Tou Remember Me, Don’t You ? J 


PARK MEN PREPARING 
FOR COMING SEASON 


BY J. L. HOFF 




a^Vi tmce at Davenport, at the Fam- Any actor with a swell head who thinks he iSeveral thousand men are at work on im- 



!I{S!Tro‘l?km^X’ r^e'otS'^^. ^ILo^n-! 


Objectives, Etc. 

KAHN & CO. 


































THE SHOW WORLD 


March 14,1905 


WHITF TOIi5; 



AN ABSOLUTELY 


WATERPROOF TEN! 


c 


IS A HARD THING TO GET 


You get satisfaction out of a Baker Tent 


Baker ^ Lockwood Nfg. Co. 


KANSAS CITY, MO. 


THE MATTERY-MOORE FLEET OF AIRSHIP 






pair of diamond earrings from a high- 
icnool girl of Ogden, Utah. are in re- 




“The Roc,” “The Arrow,” & “Americi 

Commanded by the most daring of 
Aerial Navigators 

CAF»T. WM MATTERaW 

Positively the greatest attraction forPai i®l' 
Fairs, Celehratlons, etc. One or morefligl 
returning to starting poin t, guaranteed da 
Lowest terms. For particulars, address 

W. S. CLEVELAND, Manage 

Prudential Vaudeville Exchasj i 

536 Knickerbocker Theater Bldj 
1402 Broadway, NEW YORK 


TH 


toe 


Thrifty Colony of Circus People, 
thrifty colony^ of ^‘.rcus 


Circus Band in Carnival. 


0=H GAS 

Erker Bros. Optical Co. 




Best Makes of Moving- Picture MacUn . 
al-ways on hand. Repairs, Oxylithe, Oxob 8 M 
Ether, Condensers, Colors, Song Slides, et fi e 
Quick Deliveries. 


St.. St. Louis, M( 


Park.Managers, Attention! 


■When securing your free acts, vaudeville acts, shows and concessions for the comings 
"-'.t good ones. I am in a position to furnish you with the best. GOOD ACTS AND BANDS, 
your open time. CONCESSIONARIES write. Now hooking for the largest parks andr 
the country. GEORGE W. TOMASSO, Suit 510, 1402 Broadway, New ' 






WANTE,D 


ytri““o/Mn'glii?g a-othe?f World’s Greatest 
Shows.^ 'The ^will’^represent a 

public'^Ul no doubt rise to the occasion in 


Geo. Heiser Visits Denvei 


Jack Sutton Returns From Ton 


pent with the Royal Indoor 


w more Lady Musicians, who can 
play band instruments and ride gentle 
saddle horses, for The 101 MancU Wild 
."est Show. "WANTED COWGIRL 
AND: Only ladies of assured good 

character need apply. Best accommo- 
ins; state lowest salary, instru¬ 
ment played and whether or not have 
instrument, and enclose photo, 
which will be returned. Open Ponca 
City, Okla., April '15. 3-0' weeks’ en¬ 

gagement. Address at once. Box A., 
Miller Bros.’ 101 Ranch Wild West 
Show, Bliss, Okla. 


Col. Harrison m Circus H 
Col. Hugh Harrison is at th 
Bailey supervSng®' 

tion of^he big show’s annex f' 


Allien Has Program Privilege. 




est, Jol 


WORLD from Venice, Cal., i 
Manae-er . ^c^ar a 


ley advance^ COTWier In 
> THE SHOW WORLD 

not been affected by the 
am will be represent( 


CALE,HUFF 


LargestFilm and Slide Renting Bureau. 
Machines, Latest Slides and Supplies. 
Songs Illustrated. Catalogue free. 
Fourth and Green Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 


Sells-FIoto Shows 


t Allan 


Eaimh Wild'^^WesL by Lou Jacoby. 


Biclrel and Wats 





^fflMeWlcSpl’ 5 - 

to-post cards tor your**ad- 
v.rt.isint. Can’t: bo told 
photographaithat cost 


_-day for free sam- 

ples^and judfo their beauty, 

address. ** ^ 

ALFRED HOLZMAN CO. 
2819 Wabash Ave., CHICAQO. 


WILD ANIMALS 


of every description, oramental 
Waterfowl, for Parks, Zoos and Menagerti 
•* ; for price list. Wenz and MabllMsS 
4. Yardle: “ 


“Our Service Speaks For Itself ” 

FILM SLIDES 
EDISON KINETOSCOPES 
POWER SCAMERAGRAPHS 

FOR SALE AND RENT! 

MIINSKV iSt CO. 

247 Sixth Avenue, NEW YORK 


Airship 


a-s “CALIFORNIA ARif 


Open 


1908. AU flights 
guaranteed. FOB 
SALE _ Complete 
Airship, with guar¬ 
anteed speed of 12 
miles per hour. Aleo 
Aerodrome. Captain 
Box 78 Madison Sai 


Western Dramatic Exchiis i 


Managers wanting reliable people write 
127 La Salle St., nr. Madison, Chica^U- 

P. J. RIDQE, Manager. 


fiTOTICE:—Vaudeville Acts, Sketch^efc t,, 
including Singing, Dancing, 
etc.. Written, Coached and Eehe- 


indents, jyyrlte 


Items from Abilene, 
A. U. Pierce arrived at At 
th his production of Crea 

r shows the c 


U 




FOR THE ASKING :: 

If you want them correct in style, fit, workmanship and price, 

JAME,S H. HIRSCH & CO., Chicago, Ill. 




3 writing 59 musiciai 


ti tlie east on Feb. 


Ind., last 
nent of v 


ICIRCUS LIGHTS 


i USED BV Al^L^ UEADIING SHOWS 
THE BOLTE & WEYER CO 


woman called “the 


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•THE SHOW WOHEH 


It 


SCOOPED 


Did.^ou 


The one Film House that is always in the lead in all things, 
notice how we scooped the entire moving picture world in 

_ . ” last week in announcing the cut in Association prices ? 

What a headache all the other exchanges had. We were in 
New York purposely to get it, and it cost a little time and money. 
But—what’s the use of saying anything further ? 

We have another big scoop to announce, that is: The Cook 
County Circuit Court, files No. 28990-1 date of March 6—show that 



We are the r. 

""S5Hic.o..a,cc 

ex 

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, 

THE HALLBERG ECONOMIZER 

SPECIAL SALE 

series always ready for immediate shipment. 

WE DO REPAIRING. We wish to announce that our 
quarters and St. Louis quarters are too small to handle our I 
coisequent^ we are <■? move. Both will be equipped as th 

WM. H. SWANSON 4 CO. 

77=79 Clark Street, CHICAGO 

Wm. H. Swanson St. Louis Film Co. Wm. H. Swanson Dixie Film C( 
8l3^^Cherfiiut^Street hZO^CommercUl Race 

Wm. H. Swanson & Co., Kansas City, Mo. 


ilf€#2= 

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SH, 





Edison Films 


LATEST FEATURE SUBJECTS 

Nellie, the Pretty Typewriter 



r HO. 

PLAYMATE^S 



EDISON KINETOSCOPES 



edIsoiTmanuf^^^ company 

XEW vo^orpfe^f AVE. 

SELLING 



20tli Centnry Optiscope Co. 


Films, Motion Picture 
Machines and Supplies 









































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ilCORRESPONDENCEli 





If you have any pet 
ideas a b ou t what 
you want in the 
way of Moving 
Picture Film, 
te11 them 
to the 

National ® » 
Film Renting I 
Comp’y 

You’ll find 
us a b 1 e to 
meet them. If 
you want any 
ideas, ask us, we ,r 
will cheerfully give 
them. Address ; 

National Film 
Renting 
Comp’y 

62 N. Clark St. Chicago. Ill. 







































CAN LEARN IN FIVE 


0= IKE CHIINGE WITH OTHER 


ONLY WITH THE 


One-Hand Ticket 

(TME PERFECT BOOK STRIP) 

* BUT IT DOESN’T 
WELDON, WILLIAMS 8 LICK 










THIRTY THOUSAND FEET 

Wrt^^r it now, ^ ^ 


latloMl Film HIg. Co. 

St» St.. Philadelphia, Pa. 


MOTION 
PICTURE 
FILMS Friv: 


0. T. Crawford 
Film Exchange 
Co. 













































J rgfel ISt -^:^‘'_^every n...t._ 

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Sr- 

-^HM- 

IPXOCESIOWEBEIi&FlELIIS 


A RIP-ROARING BURLESQUE 

= 540 FEET== I 

Capt. Kid and his band capture Heine and Louie who have beenl 
castaway on a raft with their treasure chest. The pirates attempt i 
• to get rid of the two comedians, but in each case they are foiled in a | 
most amusing way and it all ends up by Heine and Louie joining-the 3 

READY SATURDAY, MARCH 14 1 

Kalem Company, Inc. 1 

131 W. 24th STREET, NEW YORK CITY. 





HAVE. WE. YOUR STANDING ORDER OR'J 
RENTAL CONTRACT FOR 

FILMS 

IF NOT, WHY NOT? 

We offer the best of service at j 

FAIR PRICHS 


We can supply Filins of 
Qaumont R. W. Paul 


the following Mai 


kly supply of from 12 to 20^i 


Films are Sold Outright Without Restrictions] 
or Rented on Contract. 


Williams, Brown 4 Earle] 

Moving Picture I 


918 Chesnut St., Philadelphia, 
















































14, 1908. 


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FILMS 


FOR= 


RENT 


■TBE FATHER 

OF THEM 
ALL 


EUGENE CLINE 


59 Dearborn St., CHICAGO 

717 Superior Avenue = = CLEVELAND, OHIO 

1021 = 1023 Grand Avenue = KANSAS CITY, MO. 
268 S. State Street = SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 
Third and Nicollet Avenues, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 


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March 14,19|j j 


l^^l and 



with that 

great big United States Film Exchange. 
Always there with the goods. Prompt ser¬ 
vice—all the headliners and then some. 
Send for our lists—(please specify lists). 
We have no old moth-eaten catalogues. 

United States Film Exchange 

Randolph and Dearborn Streets 

CHICAGO, ILL. 

Real Estate Board Building 



















NOW: 

ill you stand for “Junk” and “Bunk”? 
ou don’t have to. Your money 
Iks. “Stalling” days are over. We 
knew that we would get the Quality 

IS and TEMPLE SERVICE will 

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FORRENTI 

have been patient. But we 
Customers. BEST FILIV 
make good. ^ 

IIFLMSI 

TEMPLE FILM CO. 

Dearborn 4 Randolph Sts. 

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THE SHOW WORLD 


March 14 ,19 



Western Vaudeville 
Managers’ 

There Bid< Association 


CHICAGO, ILL. 


United Booking 
Offices 

St. James Building, ^ ? A f|r| o f* 1 O 
NEW YORK CITY Ui /I.HiC1 11/d 


Booking in conjunction with more than three hundred 
of the first-class vaudeville theatres in the United States and Canada, 
and now giving good acts, routes for from one to three years. Moneys 
advanced to parties capable of producing first-class acts, when desired, 
or will purchase first-class novelties outright. It will be to the advan¬ 
tage of managers of Fairs, Parks, etc., to communicate with these 
Offices regarding their vaudeville attractions and bands. Address 
Eastern or Western Office, as may be most convenient. 

Western Office, Eastern Office, 

Majestic Theatre Bldg., CHICAGO St. James Building, NEW YORK 


Mack Bros.: Parlor, Y 


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FILMS! FILMS! FILMS! 

REMEMBER—Nothing goes but good films now. 

“Hard times” for the smooth “ad” writers from 
now on. We have got the kind of films you want 
and it won’t take us 

THREE WEEKS 

to get them to you. WE ARE READY. 

Inter=Ocean Film 

IP ^ ^ ^ Dearborn Street 

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THE SHOW WORIiD 


j>2i'ZEJsi(pj2S' sjs/msrionr- 

.pAM0U5^^gATEST^OF JmffiM ALL Ij 

22a4f moieMS.. 

1 F" 1^ n f— -NOT DISTRICT ATTORI^ 

J C ri ^ IVI C « ELMER JEROME, 

MONOLOQIST OP CLASS AND MERIT. :: UNITED STATES OP MIRTH AND MELO 

TIM HEALY 

With Whallen & Martell’s Brigadier Company this season. 

Address en-route. 

THE WORLD’S ¥¥ ¥> IVT T1TT* ¥ IfJli'l APOSITIVEHIT 

nt/lNKl € LlZIl/L everywhere 

Henry’s comedy bumps a cyclone of laughter. Llzel and Her Whirlwind Dance. 

At Liberty in January. Address, 138 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, N. S. 

m . 1 ¥T 1 MUSICAL MIMIC. 1 

Phonograph VaImorear«i„„t^«ri 

Imitations. An imitator somewhat different from the rest. 

Permanent Address, The Show World, Chica 

^viANAGERs 1 jno. A. Wcst i or j Jflo. A. West & Co. 

NOTICE j The Musical Brownie ) ( Including “MIKE” the Singing Wolf 

TAKE EITHER8®” * “C” Edw. C. Hayman, W. V. Mgrs. Assn. 

Mginai Judge DeComa Famil 

John, Gertie, Dora and Ernest 

ACROBATIC and IRON JAW ARTISTS 

NONE TO EQUAL US. 

Booked Solid in Vaudeville by the Western Vaudeville Managers’ Associat 

JOSH DREANOSrpU^vpTt^ 

“The big-gest bit ever played Terre Haute”—Jack Hoeffler, Mgr. Lyric. 

Dave and Percia Martin 

In preparation for next season, a EDWARD MAYMAIV 

new Comedy Sensation, “-” Bxciusi-ve Agent 

MAJESTIC TRI0“& 

elusive Agent. 

l>np¥¥l>f rtTf iri?V Singing and 

Lf 1 tlll/L/ UlLlVE/ 1 Imitations 

ROACH 6 HART ;:H:„ 

Presenting “THE FUNNIC SPELLING GERMAN” 

horace-MANN & FRANKS-ci 

Presenting “MARRIED BLISS” 

HIGGINS <S PHELPS 

In “THE NEW VALET,” in One Golden Crook Co. 

__ Americas Greatest Baton Ma 

1 MrklYf* # €lt*CIC ulators. Under the persi 

€jL\^ Direction of Chas.Bomhaupt. 

The Grazers 

JOS.P WARD & RAYNOR 

In a bunch of nonsense with a string 

EDWARD HUME c^fAN 

Supporting MABEL BARRISON & JOS. E. HOWARD 

LEON ERROL "L" 





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A Signed Tip. 

e to En^l and as the pioneer and have had rhe greatest of hard¬ 
ships proving that the people v anted a park and all you showmen 
watched for the result before you came. 

My advice to you big ones is to come over at once and bring your 
show. The chances here never were equaled any place. 

Cities of millions have never seen a modern park show, and the first 
Scenic Road and Fig. 8 were b,uilt in England less than a year ago. 
Next summer will likely be a hard one in the States, but times never 
were so good here. I will gladly look after your interests or furnish any 
advice you require. JOHN CALVIN BROWN. 


Col. Fred T. Cum¬ 
mins, our agent, will 
give all particulars if 
seen en route: 


New Brighton Tower, Liverpool 

This park is in the midst of over 2,000,000 people, contains 32 acres and has al= 
• ready cost over two million dollars. 

The highest structure in England (621 feet) adorns the center, and elevators run 
to its top, from which a splendid view of England, Wales and Ireland can be seen. 

Gorgeous Ball Room and a Theatre with staging for a circus. This park is one of the world’s 
show places. 

, Every ship entering Liverpool must pass within shouting distance. Beautiful Promenade, 
IBathing Beach, and a Racing and Athletic Track costing over $175,000. 

All American Park>hows are unknown here and will do very well. 

Street car fare 2c; steamship ferry 4c; splendid train, ferry and car service. 


[Address all letters to JOHN CALVIN BROWN. White City, Manchester Cummins- wud west 

Cable Address, Exposition Manchester Call. 


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THE SHOW WORLD 


England’s Sreat Sharks 


White City, Manchester .’. New Brighton Tower, Liverpool 

p _ Under the Direction of John Calvin Brown _ 

TJie Park business is not overdone in England and your devices and shows that have 
lived their useful lives in the States will run profitably for years in England. 

Don’t you know that your old shows are novelties here? Don’t scrap them. We 
want help—American Energy, Ability, Ideas and Shows. 

It takes a week to come over, costs less than $ioo. Freight is low and you won’t be 
lonesome. We have already arranged for over 200 American Showmen this season. 

No financial trouble over here. Everything booming. 


White City, Manchester 


16 Acres. No other competing 
Parks. 

Population over seven million. 

Splendid train and street car 
service. Fare from the heart of 
the city, 3 cents. 

This is the Park that hung out 
the first Full House sign last 
summer and had 16 acres full of 
people and turned thousands 
away. 

Every concessionaire here made 
money last year. 

Hales Tours and Fig. 8 broke all 
cash records. 

We need two illusion shows 
and two spectacular shows. 

This park cost over $1,000,000, 
and is filled with beautiful trees, 
plants, palms, etc. 


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THE SHOW WORLD 


KOSMIK FILM SERVICE 

I- Is the Film Rental Department of the -1 

I Kleine Optical Company | 

This service is at present established in eight cities of the United States and at one point in Canada. 

It is prepared to accept rental orders at reasonable prices, based upon the quality of service required. 

Our nine Rental Film delivery Stations are located at the following points: 

DENVER, COLO. In charge of Mr. Chas. Snodgrass. 
SEATTLE, WASH. In charge^of Mr. Oeo. Endert. 
MONTREAL,"CAN. In charge of Mr. J. Albert Dagenais. 
ST. LOUIS, MO. 523-4 Commercial Bldg. 6th> Olive Sts. 
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. 


52 State Street. 


CHICAGO, ILL. HOME OFFICE. 

NEW YORK, N. Y. 662 Sixth Avenue. 

. In charge of Mr. Edward Davis. 

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Terminal Building. 

In charge of Mr Fred Lines. 

DBS MOINES, IOWA. In charge of Mr. A. Gist. 

A Rental Bureau is being established at Birmingham, Ala., address to be announced next week. 

Our new subjects in films are placed upon the market simultaneously at these points. 

These rental Delivery Stations receive equal treatment in the matter of new film supplies, according to volume 
of business. The main office at Chicago offers no inducements which the other offices cannot equal. 


This department is conducted along independent, sane and 
reasonable lines, -without any restrictions except such as we con¬ 
sider necessary for the proper conduct of the business, unhampered 
by dictation from any outside source. 

We are prepared to make film rental contracts covering a long 
period, prices being based upon the character of the service 
required. 

We offer special Inducements and service at low prices in 
country towns in -Which theaters give a few runs only, during the 
evening, and do not require the latest subjects, the main requisite 
being films in good condition, and attractive subjects. 

Our supply of new subjects is large, and renting customers who 
cali for special service have the benefit of our enormous supply of 
imported films, French, Italian, English, Spanish and German, un¬ 
equalled in photographic excellence and action, as well as those of 
other independent manufacturers and importers Whose films we add 


to c 


r list. 


Exclusive service will be supplied to the larger vaudeville 
houses under special contract. 

In order to save time consumed by correspondence and to enable 
us to quote right prices, those seeking rental service are invited 
to answer the following questions in first letter; 

1. How many reels are projected at one running? 

2. How often are reels to be changed weekly? 

3. Is the theater open (a) morning, (b) afternoon, (c) evening, 
('d) daily or occasionally and (e) Sunday? 

4. How many showts are given daily? 

6. Is the theater In active competition -with others? 

6. What is the nature of tliis competition, if any, and what 
class of films must we deliver to give you the best show in town? 

T. What particular manufacturers of films do your competitors 
favor, if any? 

8. By whom has service been furnished to you previously? 

9. Are you acquainted -with the European films which we con¬ 
trol in the United States? If so, specify the particular makes you 
prefer in rental: (a) Gaumont, (b)‘ Urban-Eclipse, (c) Laix, (d) 
Theophlle Pathe, (e) Warwick, (f) Eossi, (g) Ambrosio, (h) Aqulla, 


(i) Raleigh & Roberts, or any of the other makes which we handle: 

(j) American Biograph, (k) Italian Cines, (1) Hepworth, (m) Will- ! 
iamson & Co., (n) miscellaneous? 

10. What make of machine do you use? 

11. Have Just claims been made against you previously for dam¬ 
age to films? How many times? 

12. is your motion picture satisfactory to yourself in quality as it 
appears upon the curtain? Do you think that an improvement | 
can be made if your lenses, rheostat, etc., are changed? 

The first consideration looking toward the long life of the 
picture business is quality of pictures. This concerns not only 
good film, but also light, lenses and careful operating. Many a 
beautiful subject has been spoiled by carelessness on the part of the 
operator. Have you a careful and competent operator? 

SPECIAL PRICES FOR SUPPLIES. 

Film rental customers receive special comsideration in the matter 
of prices for supplies, and assistance whenever required, looking to¬ 
ward the production of the best pictures on the curtain. 

Condensing Lenses (special price to film rental customers 
only) excellent quality, any quantity, one or one hundred. 

Each .$0.55 

Cored or Solid Carbons, %x12 inch, per hundred . 3.50 

Interchangeable Tube Objective Lenses, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, for 
Power’s Cameragraph or Edison Kinetoscope, high-grade 
French make, with our guarantee and returnable if not 
Satisfactory. (Catalogue price, $7.00 to $9.00) . . " 

Jacket for Same. (Catalogue price, $5.50.) . 

Stereopticon Objectives in Large Mounts (J/a'Size) (Catalogue 

price, $15.00) . 10.00 

Stereopticon Objectives in Small Mounts ((4-size.) (Catalogue 

price, $6.00.) .. ... 3.00 

Film Cement, best Quality. Per bottle.10 

Power’s Cameragraph, with Kleine Lenses, Focus as Re¬ 
quired. Fireproof equipment. 183.00 

These prices are not based upon cost to us and are offered to 
our film rental customers only. 


. 2.50 



LICENSEE UNDER THE BIOQRAPH PATENTS. 


ST. LOUIS, 

523-4 Commercial Bldg. 
6th and Olive Sta. 


All Purchasers and Users of our Films will be Protected 
by the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. 


BIRMINGHAM, 

Care General Delivery, 
Permanent Address Later